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Is There Any Help for Gas?
If your #dog often lets go with some silent-but-deadlies, #diet changes may help. Ask your #vet for a #food that is easy on his #tummy. Skip the table scraps. Some things like cheese can make gas worse. Finally, if your dog gulps down his food, try splitting it into several small meals a day. Gulping food can make him #gassy -- causing him to toot or burp.
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Can I Change My Dog's Food?
It seems boring to us, but #dogs get used to eating the same food every day -- and so do their stomachs. Switching foods too fast can cause a problem. To change your dog's #diet, blend the new food with the old over about 4 days, gradually giving him more of the new. But don't switch too often. It can turn your dog into a picky eater or cause #weight problems.
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Why Is Fido Barfing?
#Dogs can throw up for many reasons, including #food. Maybe you've just changed what he eats or he has a food #allergy. Or, he may have eaten something bad or downed his dinner too fast. If your #dog throws up once in a while, it's probably nothing to worry about. But if he barfs a lot, talk to your vet. If he can't stop, see your #vet right away.
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Is #Puppy Food Really Different?
Yes -- it has more #vitamins and #calories than adult #dog #food. Your puppy should eat puppy food until his first birthday. If he's a large or giant #breed, like a golden retriever or Great Dane, pick a food especially for large breed #puppies, and give it to him until he's 12-18 months old.
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The #gastrointestinal system includes all of the organs associated with eating and digestion: the mouth, esophagus and stomach, as well as the small and large intestines.

Because of the involved anatomy, symptoms of GI emergencies include abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, and refusal to eat normal food. Common causes of GI problems include infections, obstructions with foreign material, stomach dilation & stomach torsion (bloat).

If your #pet is experiencing a gastrointestinal problem, call immediately. If your pet is in need of immediate #medical #care, come to TLC right away.
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#Spaying & #Neutering
One of the most important duties of veterinary medicine is animal population control, which is accomplished through spaying and neutering. #TLC recommends these surgeries for all pets that are not intended for breeding.
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#Surgery
#TLC is equipped to perform most elective and non-elective surgeries. Our operating suites are equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and our veterinarians utilize current anesthetic and surgical protocols. Pain medication, IV catheters, and IV fluids are mandatory on most elective and all general surgeries.

Referrals to board certified surgeons are available for major surgeries such as orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery. #Veterinarians at TLC South Pasadena can refer your patient to Pasadena Veterinary Specialists for advanced surgical procedures.
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At #TLC we use digital #radiography and ultrasound to further evaluate our patients internally when necessary. Radiographs (x-rays) and ultrasound image internal structures differently and therefore compliment each other. Radiographs typically evaluate dense structures like bone or gas filled organs like the lungs the best, whereas ultrasound is better at evaluating soft organs like the liver, spleen, and heart for example.
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#Housebreak Your #Puppy
There are two signs your pup needs to potty. He'll sniff the ground to find a good spot, and/or he'll race around wildly. When you see him act this way, pick your puppy up and place him on a newspaper or outside. After your puppy has peed in the right place, praise him. Puppies relieve themselves every few hours, so expect a few accidents.
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Bringing Your #Puppy #Home
Your puppy's first days in her new home are a big adjustment, so give her lots of loving attention. Play with her often. Bring her bed or crate into your bedroom at night, so she can be close to you. Soon after she settles in, schedule her first vet visit. Your vet will make sure she has no health problems and can answer and any questions you have.
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